Further reading

Some other helpful guides:

Prelinger Library, via Flickr Creative Commons

"Prelinger Library," via Flickr Creative Commons

Archival Survival: The Fundamentals of Using Film Archives and Stock Footage Libraries“: A step-by-step guide for finding and acquiring material by the archivist and filmmaker, Rick Prelinger, who founded the Prelinger Archives, a collection of more than 60,000 “ephemeral” (advertising, educational, industrial, and amateur) films.

A Primer on Researching Moving Image and Audio Collections”: A publication of the Moving Image Collections that aims to “provide guidelines, resources and encouragement for anyone—student, teacher, researcher—interested in using moving images and audio collections.”

And so, happy hunting!

Sam Meddis

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